In a bid to contribute its quota to national development, New Gambia Movement (NGM) on Friday donated cartons of medical gloves to health centers in Serrekunda, Bakoteh and Sukuta. The move is part of the Heal the Family Project, geared towards working with health facilities and international organizations to address the country’s healthcare needs.
“We’ll continue to mobilise our membership to see how best Gambians can be useful to his fellow Gambian,” Prof. Pierre Gomez told reporters shortly after handing over donated items to the nurse-in-charge Isatou Joof at Serekunda health center.
The newly formed civil society organization has been making giant strides through its charitable arm to ensure that Gambia is turned into a Family Nation. Dr. Durahata Ceesay and Renee Anderson of the USA-based firm Ultimate Solutions Group (USG) were instrumental in providing cartons of medical gloves through New Gambia Movement.
“We cannot sit down and for everything to come from central government. The vision of the New Gambia Movement is to make sure that we help each,” Prof. Gomez added.
The University of The Gambia lecturer called on all Gambians to follow suit in contributing to national development.
In a similar vein, one of the senior members of the organisation thanked Renee Anderson, CEO of USG for responding to their call. Mrs Nalla Tambadou acknowledged that Serrekunda health center has become more accessible. “This is one of the issues that we raised during our last visit,” she recalled.
She said they spared no efforts to take the matter up with health authorities as market vendors stormed the vicinity of the health facility.
Mrs Tambadou expressed hope that the donated items will help to bring hygiene and infections under control.
The nurse-in-charge Isatou Joof said the donation is timely and will go a long way in helping them to put infections under control.
The Charity Sisters Clinic in Bakoteh was also another moment for New Gambia Movement to hand over cartons of medical gloves.
In Sukuta, a similar benevolent gesture was replicated, prompting the Assistant Officer in charge Famara K. Sanyang to commend the organisation for spearheading this laudable initiative.
He said Sukuta health center is one of the country’s busiest health facilities as the statistics are comparable to the statistics for a major health center or a hospital.
“This is definitely a great gift,” Sanyang said, adding the government cannot do it alone.